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Occurred : 7/26/2011 20:00 (Entered as : 07/26/2011 19:00)
Reported: 7/28/2011 8:49:55 AM 08:49
Posted: 8/7/2011
Location: In-flight sighting, IL
Shape: Cigar
Duration:10 or 15 mins
Tube or cigar shaped object floating in the air around the illinois/wisconsin border.

I was on a delta flight from memphis to milwaukee and around appx 8:00 pm I look out of the window to sight see and see this long pole looking object hovering thousands of feet in the air. Not only did it hover but it went left to right like it was making circular movements in the sky.

My wife who was sitting next to me also seen it and said she had no idea what it was.

It was cigar shaped and standing vertical in the air. I am at a loss for words to even imagine what was operating this hovering object. It seemed to be around alot of cloudy area but it stood out distinctively through the mist.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the source of this report, and he sounded to us to be quite serious-minded and credible. He assured us that the object was not a contrail behind another airliner at a different altitude. His wife witnessed the object, as well. PD))